Secretary of State

Mike Pompeo

Michael R. Pompeo was sworn in as the 70th U.S. Secretary of State on April 26, 2018. The Secretary of State, appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate, is the President's chief foreign affairs adviser. The Secretary carries out the President's foreign policies through the State Department, which includes the Foreign Service, Civil Service, and U.S. Agency for International Development.

In the News

Remarks on Refugee Policy

Date: 09/17/2018 Description: Secretary Pompeo Delivers Remarks to the Media - State Dept Image

Secretary Pompeo (Sept. 17): "The improved refugee policy of this administration serves the national interest of the U.S. and expands our ability to help those in need all around the world. We will continue to assist the world’s most vulnerable." Full Text»

U.S.-India "2+2" Ministerial Dialogue

Date: 09/06/2018 Description: Secretary Pompeo Delivers Closing Remarks at the India 2+2 Dialogue - State Dept Image

Secretary Pompeo (Sept. 6): "Our two nations are united by shared values of democracy, respect for individual rights, and a shared commitment to freedom. Given those values, India and the United States have a natural starting point for advancing a free and open Indo-Pacific." Full Text» Joint Statement» DipNote» Trip Page»